I don't see it as paid work is more important than unpaid work, it's not. Stay at home parents have a valuable role. I am looking at it from a factual (not emotional) angle: you get paid for Doing paid work, you don't get paid for not doing paid work/working for yourself. No disrespect to Stay at Home Parents intended.
well said vicpark. If only people would understand that there is no disrespect intended.
Kimberleygal, if you and your DH have 'worked so hard' in comparison to the rest of us slackers...why do you have to keep reinforcing this fact? What does it matter what a bunch of strangers think about your material possessions, or how hard you guys have worked? I really think you suffer from some sort of low self esteem because clearly people here find that attitude offputting. I think you should be extremely grateful and happy with what you have, so it shouldn't matter to a bunch of folk online think of your possessions.
FTR loads of SAHMs work very hard. I'm sure lots of people don't work hard. Why does it matter? I don't think I work particularly hard - am I unworthy?
Im not calling anyone slack and nor do i care what people think in all honesty and for the record i am very grateful for what i have, life could not be better. low Self esteem....what is that ? Something I have never had a problem with that's for sure, what a stupid accusation. And which is why I am so defensive. I do have a problem with being stalked and critiqued by stupid people with nothing better to do.
Thats why I don't get the big push for SAHP super. Paying a SAHP super now instead of an old age pension later... its all coming out of the governments pocket anyway. It's not creating self sufficiency. It's just changing the timeline of government dependency. I'm probably missing something.... but I can't for the life of me put my finger on it!
Super over a life time collects a good amount of interest though, that is the trade off
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It was well said, and I took no offence. I'm not sure if you're trying to somehow relate it to your posts though?
ok so once again I ask for someone to actually point out what it was that I said that is offensive. All I have done is state what I think and some have purely just not agreed and slammed me for it. Funny how I have had a lot of pm's this afternoon of support by people who agree with what I have said but don't have the courage to say it on here for fear of the backlash.